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4.2 Verifying the Unpacked Archive

The ability to verify the unpacked form is subject to several limitations, chief among them is the package must unpack into a single directory, verification then takes place on that directory.

For example

     tar zxpf somepackage-1.0.tar.gz
     swverify -d  @:somepackage-1.0

Verifying in this way requires that tar be able to re-create the exact byte stream that existed in the original distribution.

There are many constraints on the ability to verify the unpacked archive. These restrictions do not apply when verifying the archive file itself. Here they are: